Current Affairs Quiz: December 18, 2017

Current Affairs 18 December 2017 Quiz

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  1. India’s top shuttler PV Sindhu lost against which player to settle for silver medal in the women’s singles category at the BWF Dubai World Super Series Finals 2017?
    A) Sayaka Sato, Japan
    B) Chen Yufei, China
    C) Akane Yamaguchi, Japan
    D) He Bingjiao, China
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan won the women’s singles title in Dubai World Badminton Superseries defeating top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who had to then settle for silver.
  2. Which among the following tribal village of Chhattisgarh has recently received the power supply for the first time since independence?
    A) Jhalariya village
    B) Jagargunda village
    C) Jariya village
    D) Jokapatha village
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Jokapatha village, a tribal village in Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district has got electricity connection for the first time. The village had been deprived of power supply since independence.
  3. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has set up a 30-member central advisory council for protecting the interest of home-buyers by advising government on implementation of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA). Who has been appointed as the head of the panel?
    A) Narendra Singh Tomar
    B) Hardeep Singh Puri
    C) Rao Inderjit Singh
    D) Ram Kripal Yadav
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The housing and urban affairs ministry has constituted a 30-member central advisory council under housing and urban affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar, which will play key role in protecting the interest of consumers while advising government on implementation of the Real Estate Regulation Act (Rera).
  4. The world’s steepest funicular railway has been unveiled in which country?
    A) Australia
    B) Switzerland
    C) Germany
    D) Norway
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Switzerland unveiled  the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from Schywz to the mountain village of Stoos. The steepest funicular railway lies 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) above sea level in central Switzerland.
  5. The Uttar Pradesh government under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has proposed to set up a Gita Research Institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in which city?
    A) Mathura
    B) Ayodhya
    C) Allahabad
    D) Varansi
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Yogi Adityanath government has proposed a Gita Research Institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ which will be set up in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an investment budget of Rs ______ crore for improving roads and highways in Northeast India for better connectivity
    A) Rs 60,000 crore
    B) Rs 80,000 crore
    C) Rs 90,000 crore
    D) Rs 1,00,000 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 90,000 crore for improving roads and national highways in the Northeastin the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity.
  7. The Zee group-owned Dish TV has received the final approval from the government for merger with which of the following satellite television company?
    A) Reliance Digital TV
    B) Sun Direct
    C) Tata Sky
    D) Videocon d2h
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV India Ltd has announced that that the company has received the final approval from the government for closing its merger with Videocon d2h, the DTH arm of Videocon Industries Ltd. The new entity will be called Dish TV Videocon Limited. 
  8. Which of the following has signed an MoU with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch VR content and 360-degree videos on Indian Heritage Sites?
    A) Paytm
    B) Samsung India
    C) Google
    D) Facebook
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Samsung India has entered into a partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch 360 video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites, the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The project will provide experiential educational content to students across the country.
  9. Who among the following has won the gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in the 74kg freestyle category?
    A) Sushil Kumar
    B) Akash Khullar
    C) Parveen Rana
    D) Jasmit Singh Phulka
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 74kg freestyle category in South Africa.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting?
    A) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
    B) N. K. Sinha
    C) Raj Kumar Singh
    D) Hardeep Singh Puri
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. Who is the Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs?
    A) Mahesh Sharma
    B) Giriraj Singh
    C) Rao Inderjit Singh
    D) Jitendra Singh
    View Answer
      Option C
  3. The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development is in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Lucknow
    C) Gurgaon
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
  4. What is the capital of Switzerland?
    A) Moroni
    B) Berne
    C) Suva
    D) Male
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. The 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships was held in which country?
    A) Glasgow, Scotland
    B) London, United KIngdom
    C) Edinburgh, Scotland
    D) Johannesburg, South Africa
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      Option D
  6. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is located in _____
    A) Paris, France
    B) London, United Kingdom
    C) Geneva, Switzerland
    D) Newyork, United States
    View Answer
      Option A

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